If you were worried The Great British Baking Show might never return, you’re not alone. But hold onto your “soggy bottoms,” friends! The agonizing wait for this British baking sensation is almost over.
Netflix has announced we’re going back to the baking tent for another season of baking triumphs, “disasters”, and coveted handshakes from Paul Hollywood.
If you’re just warming up to the idea of binging it, this one doesn’t take a sweet tooth to appreciate. I promise. The series has gotten so big stateside that it’s even been spoofed on SNL.
The hit competition show is returning in 2021. Here’s what we know so far.
So When Will The Great British Bake Off Officially Air?
According to The Wrap, the latest installment of The Great British Bake Off (as they call it across the pond) will premiere on Netflix this fall.
Its long-awaited return comes about a year after the last one debuted. If we’re basing premiere timing off its previous run, fall episodes should make their way to Netflix three days after airing in the U.K. Fingers crossed they stick to the release recipe we’ve come to expect.
And stay tuned for those dates.
Location, Location, Quarantined Location
Reportedly, the latest location is the Down Hall Hotel Spa and Estate near London. Once again, production was under a very strict COVID lockdown. As some fans may recall, production began at the Down Hall last year, and became one of the first shows of any kind to resume filming following the pandemic.
They’re calling it the “Bake Off Bubble.”
Who Will Host?
As noted in Marie Claire, beloved judges Paul Hollywood and Prue Leith are fully confirmed for the highly-anticipated comeback.
In more good news, veteran host Noel Fielding will also be returning. Matt Lucas, who replaced Sandi Toksvig’s hosting duties last season, is coming back too.
Who Will Face Off in The Bake-Offs?
As of this moment, the new cast has yet to be announced. But rumor has it, this round of bakers have already become fast friends. And what’s more heartwarming than watching those “baking bubble” bonds unfold?
Per Marie Claire, the cast, crew, and hosts have all gotten quite chummy, frequently joining each other at the hotel bar after filming each episode, undoubtedly getting off-camera pointers and feedback.
Oh, to be a fly on the wall.
A Little Taste of What’s to Come…
Today, we were given a little treat. After an oven-fresh snippet dropped, Paul Hollywood teased the show’s return on Instagram.
In the just-dropped teaser, we pan over the old familiar baking grounds and tent. The air shot of this season’s competition site is accompanied by a classically suspenseful score. Even from afar, I can feel the competition heating up. Can you?
Check out the Intense teaser we’ve been waiting for. As they say, “loaf is in the air.”
Stay tuned for more details about official air dates, new bakers, and spoilers for season 12 of The Great British Baking Show!